On the 11th of August, Code Pink staged a protest in front of the White House demanding an end to renewed US bombing in Iraq. Nobody trusts Obama with this anymore than George W Bush, and the US is known to fight for geopolitical influence and oil, not for human rights or to rescue refugees. We shall see when all the Yasizi refugees are off that beseiged mountain position in Iraq what Obama's true intentions are with this war. None of us thought in 1990 that we would still be protesting the... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, Iraq
The 14th of November was the 10th anniversary of the beginning of Code Pink's initial 4 month occupation of space neare the White House in 2002. On Nov 14, 2012, Code PInk staged a nosiy 9AM wakeup call for Obama against war and budget cuts. At non the same dau they staged a mock drone strike against themselves on Capitol Hill, reading out the names of children and teens killed by US drones Topics: Code Pink, drones
Media Channel's Danny Schecter, the news dissector, deconstructs the media info-tainment spectacle through frank discussions with alternative and international media inside the "Green Zone". At risk to personal sanity, Danny dives into and interacts with the "Borg" comprised of individual delegates with a single, mind-numbing "deep text," till their censors go off and he is politely ejected -- into the maze of security cages that surround MSG and the heart of... Topics: RNC, Code Pink, Election 2004
Pirate radio broadcast aired 5-7PM on Feb 25,2013 on 90.5 FM inn DC: Pirate Radio Song Station ID Palestine Today for Feb 25 WSQT War Update for Feb 13:Afghan President orders Special Forces out of contested province Station ID Code Pink meets with Pakistani Ambassador over drone strikes 17 security cameras captured/removed by anarchists in Puget Sound Whalers ram Sea Shepherd (w/sound), Japan sends Icebreaker to aid whalers Into the Light march from Seattle ends at White House demanding total... Topics: WSQT, Code Pink, Drones, Sea shepherd, whaling
Pirate Radio broadcast aired 2-8-2013 from 5-7PM on 90.5 FM in DC: Pirate Radio Song Station ID This Week in Palestine for Feb 2-8 WSQT War Update for Feb 8 Station ID Code Pink disrupts Breenan's CIA confirmation hearing Anarchist Alliance-DC Network protests threats against Egyptian anarchists Sea Shepherd supporters show up at Japanese Embassy as SSCS shuts fuel to whalers Fences in McPherson Square downed at 1 yr anniversary of Occupy DC raid Our DC besieges Fix the Debt "common ground... Topics: WSQT, drones, Code Pink, Egyptian anarchist solidarity
On the 21st of June, antiwar protesters showed up at the White House for the 2nd time in 6 days, demanding that Obama cancel plans new US intervention in Iraq. One speaker pointed out that Vietnam started exactly the same way-with just a few US military advisers, the camel's nose under the tent. If those advisers get in trouble, next up is a security element for them, then more troops to reinforce that position, airstrikes, soon you get a full-on US war. There were also opposing protesters who... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, ANSWER, Code Pink, Iraq, antiwar protest
On the 2nd of March, AIPAC delegates attending a fancy dinner at the Washington Convention Center were the subject of a second day in a row of confrontation. While they ate a noisy protest took place outside, and when they emerged they had to run the gauntlet of protesters. Members of Congress emerging from the AIPAC bribefest were singled out by name to be "named and shamed."The AIPAC event charged attendees other than members of Congress $600 to attend, with a $400... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, AIPAC, Code Pink, Palestine, Israel
On the 1st of March, several protesters were arrested while blocking a door of the Washington Convention Center during the start of the convention of AIPAC, the "American Israeli Political Action Committee." At first conventiongoers bypassed the blockade by other doors, leading to a determined attempt tp get into the building. Some protesters managed to sneak in while others tried to re-establish the door blockade on the inside of the doors. They were dragged outside by cops, who the... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, AIPAC, Nehtanyahu, Israel, Palestine, Code Pink
On the 3ed of December, Code Pink showed up at the Capitol Hill office of Remax, demanding they stop selling settlement homes on stolen land in the Palestinian West Bank. ReMax's Israeli subsidiary is trafficking in homes build on stolen land as part of the illegal settlements. Therefore, ReMax has become a target of the BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement. Topics: dcdirectactionnews, reMax, Palestine, Settlements, Code Pink
On the 16th of June, Code Pink staged a protest in front of Obama's White House featuring "John McCain" and demanding that Obama not listen to McCain's warmongering over Iraq. Code Pink staged a skit in which McCain ran away without answering the questions after he decided the questions about yet another US intervention in Iraq were just too hot to handle. Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iraq, antiwar protest, Code Pink
On February 28 2013, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month sentence for revealing details about the Bush administration's use of torture.On the eve of his imprisonment, Code Pink and Naomi Pitcairn hosted a farewell party for him on the roof of the Hay Adams Hotel, overlooking the White House. Speakers in order of appearance: Jesselyn Radack, Government Accountability Project John Kiriakou, CIA Whistleblower Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower Medea Benjamin, Code Pink Naomi... Topics: Kiriakou, CIA, torture, whistleblower, Code Pink, Bush, Code Pink, CIA, torture, whistleblower
Transcript of audio (aired in 2-8-2013 WSQT broadcast: On the 7th of February, the US Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on confirming John Brennan, author of the drone kill lists, as Director of Central Intelligence. For the first time in living memory, the Intelligence Committee had to clear the room after protesters from Code Pink shouted down John Brennan. (clip) Some "Liberal" that Senator Dianne Feinstein! Here's what people had to say earlier, during a protest outside... Topics: WSQT, Code Pink, filifluster, drones, John rennan, CIA
Occupy the Airwaves Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement. 103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA Community Radio - Run by the Community www.valleyfreeradio.org occupytheairwaves.wordpress.com / occupy (at) valleyfreeradio (dot) org Focus this week: Occupy Monsanto, GMOs, Paki & Code Pink to Pakistan Topics: occupy, wall street, valley free radio, airwaves, Monsanto, Code Pink
Pirate Radio broadcast aired 5-7PM on Jan 25 in Washington DC on 90.5 FM. Special coverage of Inauguration protests, Code Pink protesting both drones and John Kerry's nomination, and Anarchist in Toronto burning down condos under construction. Topics: WSQT, Inauguration, Code Pink, Earth First!, anarchy, anarchists
On the first of October, Code Pink and Neturi Kartaset up in Lafayette park to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House, condemning him for murder and genocide. The response from Secret Service was to clear the park, even though they had already cleared the street for him to leave when it came time for his motorcade to depart.The center of the park was originally open to the public, as is usual during state visits even from hated figures like Netanyahu. This time... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, Neturei Karta, Israel, Palestine, Secret Service
Protest at opening of The Nation's Gun Show 3-5pm Friday, December 28, 2012 Join us to speak out for gun control, including a ban on assault weapons and for background checks on all guns sold at gun shows! Dulles Expo Center Sponsored by CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace and MoveOn! Note: This video was shot during the very brief period of time that the police allowed protesters on the grounds of the Dulles Expo Center. Topics: Gun Violence, Backround Check, Guns, Code Pink, Virginia
On the 15th of October, the Israeli basketball team Macabee Haifi was defeated 105-95 by the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. Both inside and outside, protesters denounced Israel's aggression against the people of Palestine. One protester re-used the former name of the Wizards, calling Macabee Haifi the "Israeli Bullets." This protest was part of the cultural boycott of Israel. That boycott, in turn, is part of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions campaign inspired by the... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Maccabe Haifa, Israel, Palestine, Boycott Divestment Sanctions, Code Pink
On the 4th of October, Code Pink showed up at the National Air and Space museum to protest an exhibit of armed drones. The exhibit even includes videogame looking footage of drone bombings with nothing said about what these bombings do to real people on the ground. As the protest continued, the security line to enter the museum grew and grew, extending right around the protest. This provided almost an ideal forum to educate the public about Obama's role as judge, jury, and executioner with... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, National Air and Space museum, drones
PROGRESSIVES UNITE? The Backbone Campaign has a big idea: Bring progressives together under one tent--a big tent of social justice, gender equality issues, racial issues, indigenous rights etc. Can it work? Can these narrowly focused activists learn to trust eachother? Find out, in this exclusive documentary of the first ever Progressive Cabinet Summit this summer. You'll see how even strong willed people can work together. Topics: progressives, politics, Backbone Campaign, Code Pink, gender, racial justice, activism
As US Secretary of "Defense" Chuck Hagel prepared to address the Senate Armed Services Committee for an ISIS war hearing, Several Code Pink activists rose from their seats chanting "No More War!" They were supported by other members of Code Pink with signs.(official Code Pink video) Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, Iraq, ISIS, ISIL, antiwar protest
Code Pink joined Saudi human rights activist Ali Al-Ahmed of the Gulf Institute in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington DC to protest the US's continued support for the regime despite continuing egregious human rights abuses, including the ongoing flogging of Saudi blogger Raid Badawi for questioning the role of religion in supporting the Saudi regime. Al-Ahmed reports that Saudi Arabia flogs three thousand prisoners daily, as well as carrying out daily beheadings. The activists... Topics: Saudi Arabia, monarchy, human rights, Code Pink, Gulf Institute
Code Pink Demonstration at the Egyptian Defense Office to protest the unjust sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists and 183 Egyptians Sentenced to Death, and Call for an End to US Military Aid to Egypt .On Monday, June 23, an Egyptian court convicted three Al Jazeera journalists of “aiding the Muslim Brotherhood,” sentencing two of them to seven years in prison and one to ten years!! Just a few days earlier, 183 Egyptians were sentenced to death for simply being allegedly affiliated with... Topics: Egypt, Al Jazeera, protest, code pink, Sisi, Morsi, dictator, journalist
On the 3ed of March, under freezing rain, Jewish Voices for Peace and other groups staged a final protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nehtanyahu's warmongering speech. One speaker cited a former Mossad chief as bluntly calling the conflict with Palestine the number one threat to Israel, not Iran's nuclear program. Nehtanyahu's speech seems aimed at sabotaging Obama's negotiations with Iran over nuclear energy and forcing war.During the protest, two supporters of Israel waded into... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Indymedia, Palestine, Israel, Jewish Voices for Peace, Code Pink
On the 6th of January, Code Pink lampooned and significantly disrupted a GOP dinner celebrating their takeover of both houses of Congress staged by the " Republican Jewish Coalition." Jewish members of Code Pink called that group out for not representing them as Jews and favoring Israel over the values of their own religion. Senator Sheldon Adelson, a casino billionaire with a reputation for bribery and money laundering was one of the scheduled guests. Another was Dick Cheney. Code... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, GOP, Capitol Grille, Republican Jewish Coalition
On the 11th of November, on the 96th anniversary of the end of WWI, Code Pink showed up outside the police checkpoints and cattle chute fences of the so-called "Concert for Valor" on the Mall. Code Pink was protesting the US return to war in Iraq. During this protest, an incident inside drew a massive police response. I do not know if this was the incident where police pepper sprayed and arrested three people for jumping a fence, or yet another incident. Again, "freedom"... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Code Pink, antiwar protest, Concert for Valor
Occupy the Airwaves Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement. 103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA Community Radio - Run by the Community www.valleyfreeradio.org occupytheairwaves.wordpress.com / occupy (at) valleyfreeradio (dot) org This week's focus: Occupy NATO, Occupy Chicago; Code Pink in Chicago Topics: occupy, wall street, valley free radio, airwaves, NATO, Chicago, Code Pink
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the peace group Code Pink, discusses her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and her recent protest delegation to Pakistan. Topics: drones, drone warfare, Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, Pakistan, Tidings from Hazel Kahan, WPKN, Malala
Lisa Savage, Solon resident, teacher, and co-ordinator of Code Pink in Maine is interviewed by Bruce Gagnon, Aug. 2011. More info at wardollarshome.org and about activities in Maine at bringourwardollarshome.org . Topics: This Issue, defense spending, Code Pink, Lisa Savage, Bruce Gagnon, peace
Actor, author, activist Mike Farrell discusses his memoir, "Just Call Me Mike" in Sacramento,Ca on September 28th, 2008. After gaining international attention for his role as B.J. Hunnicutt in the much-beloved television series M*A*S*H, Mike Farrell embarked upon a more arduous and ultimately rewarding path into the world’s social consciousness: as a tireless human rights advocate. Duration 54 minutes. Then the Pink Police from Code Pink in Sacramento, Ca tried to make a citizen's... Topics: Great Speeches and Interviews, Mike Farrell, Code Pink, Karl Rove, Homo Politicus
On March 23, 2011, Code Pink help a press conference in front of the White House with former government officials in opposition to the US led bombing campaign over Libya. Speakers featured: Medea Benjamin, Founder Code Pink Anne Wright, retired Army Colonel and former State Department official Matthew Hoh, former Marine and State Department official Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst Topics: Libya, Code Pink, Anne Wright, Matthew Hoh, Ray McGovern, Medea Benjamin
Syria, Iraq, drone warfare . . . recent U.S. military maneuvers are giving people an eerie sense of déjà vu. This week on Occupy Radio, Medea Benjamin of CodePink explains why the U.S. is back in Iraq and launching airstrikes in Syria. Also, CodePink National Coordinator Allie McCracken joins us to speak about drone warfare and the Global Action Day Against Drones. It's not all gloom-and-doom on Occupy Radio, however. On this week's episode, lawyer Lauren Regan from the Civil Liberties... Topics: medea benjamin, global day of action against drones, civil liberties defense center, lauren regan,...
Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and of CodePink: Women for Peace. She is the author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control" and an organizer of the Drone Summit being planned in Washington, D.C., on April 28-29 by groups including Code Pink, Reprieve, and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Medea discusses her books, the summit, and what can be done and is being done to oppose drone wars. Topics: Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, peace, war, Code Pink, Reprieve, Center for Constitutional Rights,...
I met Melanie in Zuccotti Park day 49 of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She spoke to a group gathered with the amazing Eve Ensler to hear women's stories of why they had come to Occupy Wall Street. Melanie shared her excitement about the new women's safe space tent she had gone to check out and donate supplies to. It was the first day of the tent, a welcomed protected space as it was a cold and windy night. What inspires Melanie Butler? Her female mentors @CodePink a women's peace... Topics: ows, Melanie Butler, Eve Ensler, Occupy Wall Street, Women's safe space, tent, code pink, Zuccotti... Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pad1sUf1a2A&feature=youtube_gdata
Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman, Fatma Saleh, Alfre Woodard, Ashraf Salimian, Christine Lahti and Mother's Day for Peace talk about the origin of Mother's Day by Julia Ward Howe as a protest against war. www.mothersdayforpeace.com Topics: mother's day for peace, code pink, brave new films, foundation, gloria steinem, julia ward howe,...
Episode features a conversation broadcast live about the oil industry with US policy analyst Antonia Juhasz telephoning from Houston, Nigerian women's rights activist Emem Okon telephoning from San Francisco, and Austin peace activist Heidi Turpin in the KOOP Studio in Austin. Topics: People United, 91.7 FM, KOOP Radio, Austin TX, community radio, Antonia Juhasz, Chevron Program,...
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio with Yumie Hirano of the Never Again Campaign, a peace organization inspired by the survivors of the nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagaski, as well as with Alice Embree and Susan Van Haitsma of Code Pink Austin, which helped sponsor Hirano's talk at BookWoman the following Tuesday as part of a centennial celebration of International Women's Day. Yoshimi Masuo was also on the program to provide translation where needed. Topics: People United, 91.7 FM, KOOP Radio, Austin TX, community radio, Never Again Campaign, Code Pink...